Friday, May 22, 2015   

(Flight MH370) China begins search near Christmas Island
(03-21 17:59)

Chinese vessel “Haixun 01’’began a searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in waters near Christmas Island in the southern Indian Ocean today.
The vessel was about 110 nautical miles west of the island at 9 a.m. Beijing time, and will sail southward to continue searching together with another vessel, “Nanhaijiu 101," a Xinhua reporter on board the ship said.
Haixun 01 dispatched a search helicopter in the morning and stepped up radar monitoring. Three warships are also sailing to the southern Indian Ocean.
Icebreaker "Xuelong," which is anchored at the Australian city of Perth, is set to head for the southern Indian Ocean today.


   
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